Leucistic Magpies

To: Roger Giller <>, "" <>
Subject: Leucistic Magpies
From: Maris Lauva <>
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2015 12:29:43 +0000
Don't know about leucistic Magpies but we had at least 3 Melanistic maggies 
here in WA a few years ago that seemed to represent at least two generations.

From: Birding-Aus <> on behalf of Roger 
Giller <>
Sent: Friday, 6 November 2015 7:36 PM
Subject: Leucistic  Magpies

A friend has just sent me some photos of a leucistic Australian Magpie that
he saw about 3 weeks ago. What makes it even more unusual is that it was one
of two that were together.

"There were two of them feeding on the side of the road & as I approached
them I thought they must have been feral pigeons. As I passed them I
realised that they weren't, so I turned around & went back. One flew off
followed by a standard magpie & the other one hung around."

I can only assume that the two were hatched from the same clutch . Has this
been recorded before?

Date was  Oct 17.  Location  2.5 to 3 km from Nundle on the Hanging Rock
road. -31.4729, 151.1551

Roger Giller.

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